Click here for further information. Granite Island is connected to the mainland by a 630m long causeway or bridge. You can chose to walk the causeway or get a ticket to the horse drawn tram. The tram has been transporting passengers back and forth since 1894. You can purchase tickets and view the timetable from the causeway entrance.
The Big Duck Tour
Click here to see tour availability and book. About halfway through the causeway, you will find Big Duck Tours. You can chose two different routes: The longer 90 minute Southern Ocean Adventure or the 45 minute Seal Island Tour. Both tours offer stunning coastline sights as well as wildlife spotting.
Walking the Kaiki Loop Trail
Click here for more information on the Kaiki Loop Trail. This 3.5 km loop walk takes around 45 minutes to complete. The trail surrounds the island's perimeter, offering stunning coastal views and plenty of wildlife spotting. Depending on the time of day and season, you may spot Fairy penguins, small reptiles, seals, dolphins, all sorts of sea birds and whales.
The walk is considered easy, with some small hills, stairs and plenty of signs to give you direction and information. The Kaiki Loop Trail also features an outdoor sculpture collection and impressive natural granite rock formations.
Fishing and swimming
The causeway is a popular spot for locals and tourists to throw a fishing line whilst enjoying the scenery of both the mainland and Granite Island.
Victor Harbor on weekends
When visiting Granite Island you may as well enjoy the mainland town. Victor Harbor offers many dining options, shopping, mini golf, ice cream parlours, pony and camel and amusement rides for little ones on weekends, close to the Causeway you will find the Cockle Train Station, where you can catch a train (one way or round trip) to the nearby towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot and enjoy the coastal ride.